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Poll :: Which of these sunscreens is the best for protection

LRP hydraphase
80%
 80%  [ 4 ]
LRP anthelios
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Shiseido anessa
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Shiseido ultimate
20%
 20%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 5


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captain lola
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Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:08 pm      Reply with quote
I'm conflicted about which sunscreen will work better for me. Like many women here I've got sensitive skin and many chemical sunblocks give me small bumps eventually - however purely physical blocks don't seem to offer the best protection and they leave a zombie white cast.

I've narrowed it down to a selection of 4. I am just having trouble figuring out which one gives better protection.

I really only need a 30SPF. So, SPF numbers aside, Which would you ladies say is better for broad spectrum protection, with chemicals that don't break down into active free radicals?

The candidates are:

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase UV with mexoryl sx (spf30) No white cast, but is it as good as anthelios?

(Active ingredients – octinoxate 7.5%, terephtha-lylidene dicamphor sulphonic acid 4.0%, titanium dioxide 2.5%)


La Roche-Posay Anthelios with mexoryl sx (spf60) It's too bad it loses points because of the white cast!

(Active Ingredients- 4-methylbenzylidene camphor 5%, titanium dioxide 4%, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane (parsol 1789)3.5%, terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid (Mexoryl SX)3.3%)



Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen (SPF50)
ingredients ? (I don't know what's in it, but I have heard excellent things about it. Plus minimal white cast.)


Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection lotion(SPF 55 PA+++)

ingredients (like above. heard mostly good things)

Any words of wisdom you can offer will be appreciated.
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Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:28 pm      Reply with quote
Although I have not used any of the above sunscreens, based on ingredients the LRPs should give you better broad spectrum protection, particularly against UVA rays. None of the 4 are physical, although the Shiseidos contain mainly zinc and titanium oxide, they do use other chemical filters. The Shiseidos are most likely much more cosmetically elegant than the LRPs. If you use mineral makeup of any sort you might be wary of the parsol 1789 in the LRPs breaking down. But if you use regular makeup or no makeup that should not be a problem.

Basically it comes down to what you are looking for in a sunscreen - the maximum protection possible or a compromise of texture, cosmetic elegance and protection. I think the Anthelios would offer the most protection out of the 4 but the Shiseidos would be much more appealing to use. It also depends on your skintype, if you have drier skin it might be ok to use a thicker sunscreen, but if you have oily skin I've heard the Shiseidos offer a matte finish and helps keep oilies at bay. HTH, it's all a matter of how much protection you feel you need in the environment in which you live.
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Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:40 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks sormuimui for your detailed analysis. It makes a lot sense to me now.
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Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:44 am      Reply with quote
From what i've read, most people would pick LRP anthelios, as long as you aren't using mineral make up.

There are tons of posts on this topic!

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Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:21 pm      Reply with quote
I only use Ombrelle. It's great for sensitive skins as well as for kids.
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Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:19 pm      Reply with quote
They are all good. Also, Clarins UV 40+ (very light). I've used them all, but the tricky part is which one doesn't cause you to break out. The Athelios supposedly has mexoryl (the best UVA protection) but causes me to break out like mad. Someone please recommend a good sunscreen for sensitive/acne-prone. I haven't found one yet. I'm still looking.
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Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:57 pm      Reply with quote
Cetaphil spf 15 is non irritating; I never have a problem with this one. Its less expensive and yet has the ingredients to protect from uva/uvb rays. No break outs either.
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Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:09 pm      Reply with quote
sormuimui thank you for your detailed response I really appreciate it. i have been reading about the different components in a good vs bad sunblock & MUA reviews till my eyes are crossed. i have essentially been trying to find the maximum protection that i can get on sensitive skin without having to endure a white-cast. it looks like toleraine hydraphase is it for now.

it's actually the chemicals avobenzone or parasol 1789 that seem to cause the irritation. other chemical formulations seem to be okay.

chesterfield have you tried switching cleansers when you're wearing sunblock? I changed to Toleraine's purifying foam wash after realizing that my regular face washes were either too harsh or weren't removing all of the sunblock on my skin. This seems to be making a difference.
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